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Lawsuit: Lifetouch ‘unjustly enriched’ departing executives while employee stockholders lost millions – StarTribune

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Zamansky

The StarTribune discusses the details of the ERISA class action lawsuit against photography company Lifetouch Inc. recently filed by Zamansky LLC on behalf of current and former Lifetouch employees who participated in the company’s stock...Show More Summary

Margin Use Could Wipe Out Retail Investors’ Portfolios

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Zamansky

During the past nine years of a rising stock market, investors have juiced their gains by buying on margin.  Buyer beware, those gains could be wiped out in an instant. The amount of money at risk is staggering. Retail and institutional...Show More Summary

Lifetouch Directors Sued Over Company Stock in Retirement Plan – Bloomberg BNA

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Zamansky

Bloomberg’s Jacklyn Wille discusses the recent ERISA class action lawsuit filed against photography company Lifetouch Inc.  The suit, filed by Zamansky LLC on behalf of current and former Lifetouch employees, alleges that Lifetouch ESOP...Show More Summary

Both Facebook And Cambridge Analytica Threatened To Sue Journalists Over Stories On CA's Use Of Facebook Data

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

I'm going to assume that you weren't living in an internet-proof cave this weekend, and caught at least some of the stories about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. The news first kicked off with the announcement of a data protectionShow More Summary

Can SESTA Be Fixed?

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It appears that sometime this week (or even possibly today), the Senate is unfortunately likely to vote (perhaps by an overwhelming margin) for SESTA, despite the fact that it's a terribly drafted bill which no one can explain how it will actually stop sex trafficking. Show More Summary

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This week, following our coverage of the disturbing actions of a cop that led to a high-speed crash killing an infant, one commenter for some reason felt it was time to turn the blame around on the mother, suggesting the death must have been caused by her negligence. Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: March 11th - 17th

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week in 2013, the Prenda situation positively exploded. As we awaited Monday's hearing, we learned more about Allan Mooney and saw Verizon get involved. Then, of course, the Prenda team itself didn't show up in court,...Show More Summary

If You Ratify The CETA Trade Deal, You'll Break The Law, Legal Expert Tells EU Member States

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We recently wrote about an important judgment from the EU's top court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The ruling said that that corporate sovereignty provisions included in trade deals between the EU's member states were illegal. Show More Summary

Leaked Documents Expose NYPD's Long-Running Lack Of Officer Discipline

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Buzzfeed has obtained files the NYPD never wanted the public to see. This isn't the result of a protracted public records battle, but rather the work of an anonymous whistleblower. Presumably, those further up the chain of command are...Show More Summary

'Serious Sam' Developer Teams Up With Denuvo Cracker To Pump Up Sales For Failed Game

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In all of our conversations about video game piracy and the DRM that studios and publishers use to try to stave it off, the common refrain from those within in the industry and others is that these cracking groups are nearly nihilism personified. Show More Summary

Federal Judges Says ATF Stash House Stings Are Useless And Ugly

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A chief federal judge in Chicago has handed down a scathing opinion calling ATF stash house stings an "ends justifies the means" evil that needs to be "relegated to the dark corridors of our past." The opinion shuts the door on two defendants...Show More Summary

Does BYOD Corporate Policies Provide an Unfair Protection?

  Should defendants be permitted to adopt a policy concerning employee use of personal computing devices in business that benefits the defendant and then hide behind that policy to its benefit in the discovery process of a lawsuit? An...Show More Summary

In Fear of a Lobby – In sacrifice of our children

  The Florida state legislature failed our students miserably. They faced a crisis that has been in the making since even before Columbine:  a disturbed person, a former student, who was out to make the record books, to make a point or simply to be violent pulled a fire alarm and killed seventeen innocent people,... Show More Summary

Daily Deal: The Official Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification Bundle

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Lean Six Sigma is a business management methodology that combines Lean and Six Sigma, two methodologies intended to improve performance by systematically removing waste. With the Official Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification Bundle,...Show More Summary

Is the Opioid Problem Worse Than You Think?

CDC Issues Report That Says Overdoses Are Rising in US The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s March 2018 issue of Vital Signs addresses the opioid epidemic in America and cites statistics that show the problem is worsening....Show More Summary

UN Says Facebook Is Complicit In The Spread Of Anti-Muslim Hate In Myanmar

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The UN has decided it's possibly Facebook's fault things are going so badly in Myanmar. Muslims have been fleeing the country in droves thanks to Myanmar security forces engaging in widespread acts of violence (including rape) against them, urged on by hardline nationalist monks. For all intents and purposes, Facebook is Myanmar's internet. Show More Summary

Ex-DOJ Officials Raise Trump, AT&T Merger Interference Concerns

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last fall, the Department of Justice announced it would be suing to block AT&T's $86 billion acquisition of Time Warner. According to the DOJ, it sued to block the lawsuit to protect consumers, arguing that the deal would likely make...Show More Summary

US Navy Accused Of Massive Amounts Of Piracy By German Software Company

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've made the point for a long time that, on a long enough timeline, pretty much everybody is a pirate. The point is that the way copyright laws have evolved alongside such useful tools as the internet makes knowing whether common sense actions are actually copyright infringement an incredibly dicey riddle to solve. Show More Summary

Maryland Court System Arbitrarily Decides Public Should No Longer Have Access To Police Officers' Names

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Supposedly completely of its own volition, Maryland's court system has decided to extend extra rights to law enforcement officers. Going to bat for opacity, the Maryland Judiciary has made it harder for the public to find out what officers are doing (or how often they're being sued). Show More Summary

Censorship Creep Is Setting In As Social Media Companies Try To Stay Ahead Of European Lawmakers

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Law professor Danielle Citron -- best known at Techdirt for her attacks on Section 230 immunity -- has written a paper attacking Google, Facebook, etc., but not for the reasons you might think. Her paper [PDF] points out policy changes...Show More Summary

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